The View from the Front Podcast. By Stan R. Mitchell.
Stan R. Mitchell: The View from the Front
Podcast Episode 9-14-23.

Podcast Episode 9-14-23.


Welcome to The View from the Front. My name is Stan and this is the Sept 14th edition. 

Please note: There is an un-edited, AI-generated transcript, that you can find by clicking the Transcript button at upper right, under the podcast player device.


Timestamp: 1:47. Does the Ukrainian counteroffensive have a new name? Or a name that hasn’t really been shared until now?

Timestamp: 4:55. Is it nothing short of a miracle that the Ukrainians have managed any success in the counteroffensive?

Timestamp: 13:49. The U.S. is on the verge of sending Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to Ukraine. What are they? What do they do?

Timestamp: 19:52. Ukrainian forces conducted devastating missile strikes on occupied Sevastopol, Crimea.

Timestamp: 23:21. Ukrainian naval forces retake Black Sea Oil Rigs.

Timestamp: 25:55. Russia faces domestic fuel crunch, and braces for more shortages.

Timestamp: 28:20. UK jets protect ships carrying Ukrainian grain.

Timestamp: 31:54. U.S. shifts forces inside Niger, Pentagon official says.

Timestamp: 33:38. Senate confirmation still in limbo for 301 military leaders.

Timestamp: 38:14. The pivot continues toward the Indo-Pacific and China, and real results are starting to happen.

Timestamp: 42:19. Motivation and wisdom, just for you.

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Selected source notes for podcast and transcript above.

Ukraine may have a better chance to win in 2024, a retired U.S. general says

Ukraine Creates 'Naval History' by Retaking Black Sea Oil Rigs: Expert

Boyko Towers under control: What are they, where are they located, and why are they important for Ukraine

Russia faces domestic fuel crunch, braces for more shortages

UK jets protect ships carrying Ukrainian grain from Russian forces

U.S. Shifting Forces Inside Niger, Pentagon Official Says

Senate Confirmation Still in Limbo for 301 Military Leaders

DOD Expert Says U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy Is Seeing Successes

Super Garuda Shield: U.S., Partners Train in Indo-Pacific

That’s it for this edition.

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The View from the Front Podcast. By Stan R. Mitchell.
Stan R. Mitchell: The View from the Front
A podcast about defense news and looming hotspots, produced by a prior Marine who's trying to unite the country. Plus, each episode ends with a piece called the, "Never, ever give up segment." It's a piece of American history that will inspire you!